Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hell Freezes Over (Well, Cools By 1 degree...)

PC World - Hollywood Launches Legal Digital Copying of DVD Movies:
"Two film studios are taking baby steps toward offering a third, legal alternative, permitting you to copy the movie to your device from the DVD itself."

It's not much, because, according to this article, the copyable versions are not exact dupes, but rather highly compressed versions, with lowered quality associated with that technology.

I still say that one should be permitted legally to copy any media purchased by them, in any manner they see fit. The legal troubles should start at the moment that person distributes any one of those copies, paid or not. In other words, the onus should be on the distribution, not the copying.

But whoever said Hollywood and Reality lived in the same universe?

Fight Back Against Secondhand Smoke!

Zebron and James